Pat Layton

Pat Layton

Pat is a passionate and inspiring author, speaker, and leader who has founded a variety of organizations during her 25 plus years in full time ministry, including one of the nation’s largest pregnancy resource centers, an international post abortion recovery program, an adoption agency, and a national women’s retreat, and coaching ministry.  She has published 6 books.  Her bestselling post abortion recovery Bible study, Surrendering the Secret, was recently updated and relaunched by Lifeway in 2019.  Her book Life Unstuck:  Finding Peace with Your Past, Purpose in Your Present, and Passion for Your Future is a bestseller, and the foundation for much of her speaking and coaching.

Pat has been featured on numerous radio and TV shows including Focus on the Family, Life Today, Janet Parshall, and Proverbs 31 Ministries.  She and her husband Mike have been married for over 40 years and have 3 married children and 5 “Gs.”  They enjoy traveling, doing ministry together, and a sweet tea home in the North Georgia Mountains.


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Pre-Conference Session

4 Keys to Keeping Your Speaking and Writing Ministry UNSTUCK!

Our journey as speakers and writers is exciting, mysterious and terrifying, all at the same time. At the beginning we tend to keep our “calling” hidden deep in our most secret place, afraid to tell a single soul, for fear of stepping into utter rejection and imposter syndrome. Surely everyone will know we don’t have a clue about what to do! When we finally get the courage to claim our dreams out loud, we move from “Yikes!  It’s out there for the world to see,” to “I still feel all alone and stuck, but I’m ready to move forward.”

This in-depth “deep dive” will help you understand 4 keys that will keep you UNSTUCK throughout your life-long ministry journey of speaking and writing. Each key represents a revolving locked door, randomly blocking your journey in times of plenty as well as times of drought.

Once you identify them and capture the key, you will be forever free to step into whatever season God has for you. This session offers practical action steps.


15-minute appointments

Pat is excited about taking one-on-one appointments with authors and speakers who feel stuck in a particular area or phase of ministry.  She’ll help you identify the sticky place and make your UNSTUCK NEXT STEP plan.  She’ll also offer advice to those who are considering using speaking and writing within a non-profit ministry environment.


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